2020 Accomplishments

Accolades:  Honored by TRUE WEST magazine readers as “Best recreated western town” and Executive Director Richard Fike as “Best

Visitation:  Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum was able to continue operations by offering self-guided tour options as well as guided tours.

Barn Addition: uniquely constructed log building.

Major Acquisitions:  Western art exhibit donated by Paul and Kathleen Nickens featuring artists James E. McNair, Robert “Bob” DeJulio, William Henry Jackson, and Sharon J. Achtyes.  Historic showcases and photographic equipment donated by Western Camera.

Marketing: Ad collaboration with the Ute Indian Museum and Montrose County Historical Museum in fall 2020.  Received many excellent Trip Advisor comments by our visitors.

Museum volunteers: Docents, grounds keepers, construction, landscaping. Total Volunteer Hours –  9,053 hours for the year = 174 hours per week! Received grants from the City of Montrose and Colorado Humanities.